11 Fabulous tips and home remedies on how to make your eyelashes grow longer and thicker
Eyelashes frame the eye and draw attention to the face, making eyes look even more beautiful. But women of all ages become very self-conscious when their eyelashes get thinner or they find lashes falling out. There are lots of artificial ways to improve your eyelashes with mascara, false eyelashes or eyelashes extensions, but often these things just make your real lashes even weaker, so here are ten home remedies that will make your lashes grow and look longer, for real!
Home remedies for longer and stronger eyelashes:
1. Castor oil
Amazingly, one of the best home remedies and tips on how to make your eyelashes grow longer is pure and simple – use organic Castor oil. It can make your eyelashes ticker, stronger and make them grow faster. Simply apply Castor oil with a brush to your lashes and eyebrows when you go to bed and leave it on for the entire night, and it will moisturise and encourage hair growth naturally. Castor oil is also excellent for softening the lips, therefore, if your lips are dry and chapped, don’t forget to dab what’s left on your fingers straight to your lips, and you will wakeup in the morning with soft and kissable mouth.
2. Vitamin E
Another trick on how to make your eyelashes grow longer is using Vitamin E oil. You know that vitamin E is good for treating blemishes on your skin, but did you know that it will also help your eyelashes to grow thicker too? Just break open a couple of vitamin E oil capsules and apply it to your lashes with a brush to nourish them and thicken them up.
3. Other natural oils
Many natural oils can also help to make your eyelashes grow longer. Here are some wonderful oils that can help nourish and strengthen your eyelashes, boosting hair growth: olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, linen oil, sesame oil, rosehip oil, Argan oil and burdock root oil. Just soak some oil (or oil blend) on a cotton wool ball and wipe over your lashes before you go to bed. Wash off in the morning with lukewarm water. These natural oils will nourish and moisturise your eyelashes, improving the growth and keeping your lashes strong and healthy.
4. Green Tea
Green tea can be used on your lashes as well. Make some green tea, let it cool and then swipe it over your lashes with some cotton wool. The caffeine and flavonoids found in green tea will help maintain the growth of existing lashes and stimulate new growth too.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a wonderful home remedy that can be used for various purposes. If you want to nourish your eyelashes and make them grow thicker and stronger, apply some fresh Aloe Vera gel right to your lashes before going to bed, using a clean mascara wand, the same way as you would apply mascara. Thanks to vitamins and powerful nutrients, Aloe Vera gel will improve the growth of your eyelashes and make them stronger.
6. Avoid using fake eyelashes
Another good tip on how to make your eyelashes grow longer and thicker is to avoid using fake lashes or eyelashes extensions, because even though it might be a quick fix to the problem, but in longer-term, it will only damage your lashes even more. When you take them off you are likely to remove some of your real lashes as well, so it is best to avoid fake lashes altogether, or use them only when it’s absolutely necessary.
7. Remove all makeup at night
The longer your lashes are free from makeup, then the better they will ‘breathe’ and grow. Always remove all your eye makeup at night time to give your lashes a chance to rest or, even better, remove it as soon as you get home.
8. Eat healthily
Eating a healthy and balanced diet is another important key when it comes to good health and it also can help your eyelashes grow longer, thicker and stronger. Just like your hair, your lashes need a good supply of vitamins and minerals to grow, so make sure to eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, lean protein, as well as whole grains to properly nourish your body and helping your eyelashes grow better.
9. Brush your lashes
Brushing your lashes will clean out any dust and dirt particles and encourage a good blood supply to the lashes. You can buy little lash combs, made specifically for the job. Daily eyelash brushing will work as a gentle massage and it can really help to make your lashes grow longer and thicker.
10. Leave your lashes alone!
Always be gentle with your lashes, they don’t like being treated harshly. Avoid rubbing your eyes or pulling on your lashes when you are removing makeup, otherwise your can get premature under eye wrinkles and fine lines, but you can also pull out some of your eyelashes and prevent the growth of other ones that stay in. Be gentle.
11. Massage your eyelids
And finally, another easy tip on how to make your eyelashes grow longer and stronger is eyelid massage. You can stimulate the hair follicles of your lashes by gently massaging your eyelids. If you do this regularly, you will see a real difference in your lashes quite quickly. Just be careful not to be too harsh though when you do the massage, or you will do more harm, than good.
How to make your eyelashes grow thicker and longer? Do you have some other tips? What are your favourite home remedies for eyelashes growth?
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